Learn about Windows® 7 directory permissions
What are the different permissions in Windows 7? Learn how these permissions can be useful.
Security mechanism is provided in Windows 7. The permissions are introduced in Windows 7 for security. Permissions might be related to certain files, folders, directory etc. User will not open or even copy the particular file. ‘Enable sharing of files and folders’ could also be checked by using the permissions. There are different types of permissions for the Windows 7 computer. Some of them are Directory permissions, Folder permissions and Special permissions. A particular directory might restrict the access to a certain user using the directory permissions. The Folder permissions need to be set if you want to restrict the permissions for a folder. Special permissions are permissions that are specific to a user. The special permissions might be made specific to a particular user. Again only administrator account has the privilege to change the permissions.
The following are the use of the permissions in Windows 7:
- Make file read only
- Restrict access to folders
- Make directory private
Make file read only
File execution, writing to a file, reading from a file etc could be changed by using the file permissions. The file permissions make use of the user account. Based on the user account you might change the permissions of the user. The read only permission makes the file resistant to editing. No users might be able to edit the file. Based on your preference you might set various kinds of permissions in Windows 7.
Restrict access to folders
You might grant permissions to those files and folders for accessing it. Before this, you need to take ownership of files and folders. Right click on it and choose ‘Properties’. Press the ‘Edit’ button in ‘Properties’ and click ‘Ok’ to confirm UAC elevation request. Then you need to check which kind of permission you want to put for the folders and files.
The documents and important data that are confidential could be saved in the computer using Windows 7 permissions. You might create directories in the computer using the permissions. Make sure that you create directories in the computer based on the permissions. If the permissions are applied to a particular directory other than the Operating System directory, you won’t be able to make permissions.
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